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17-year old male charged for shooting 19-year woman

Durham Police have charged a teen after a 19-year-old female was shot in Oshawa Wednesday morning.

On April 13 at about 11:44 am, members from Central East Division responded to an armed person call in the area of Normandy Street and Dean Avenue in Oshawa. When they arrived, they located a female suffering from a gunshot wound.

The 19-year-old victim was airlifted to a Toronto-area trauma center where she was treated for serious but non-life threatening injuries. She remains in hospital in stable condition, said a police statement.

The suspect involved, fled the residence but was located and arrested a short distance away by police.

A 17-year-old male of Oshawa faces numerous firearms-related charges, including: Attempt Murder; Aggravated Assault; Assault with a Weapon; Discharge Firearm with intent to Wound; Unlicensed Person Possess Prohibited/Restricted Weapon; Possess Weapon for Committing Offence; Use Firearm During Commission of an Offence; Careless Use/Handle/Store Firearm; Pointing a Firearm and Possess Loaded Restricted or Prohibited Firearm.

The suspect was held for a bail hearing.

Anyone with new information about this incident is asked to contact Det. Dellipizzi of Central East Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2766.

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Shot woman airlifted, one man in police custody

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